Bailies of Bennachie AGM

THE Bailies of Bennachie will hold their Annual General Meeting tonight, Thursday (September 20) in Chapel of Garioch Hall at 7.30pm.

All Bailies of Bennachie and anyone interested in finding out more about the Bailies of are most welcome to attend. This AGM will be a great opportunity to socialise with people passionate about Bennachie and also find out what the Bailies have been up to over the last year. Projects have included the on going Bennachie Landscapes Project and the group have undertake several events such as a Doric evening and several guided walks on the hill. The Bailies of Bennachie welcome anyone who wishes to be a part of the new committee. Next year will be significant as the Bailies will be 40 years old so ideas are required on how celebrate this achievement.

As well as the AGM Stephen Willis Project Officer of the North East Scotland Red Squirrels will be giving a presentation entitled “Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels”. This talk will help people understand and appreciate red squirrels. Bennachie is a stronghold for the red squirrel, with large areas of good quality red squirrel habitat. Although much of this habitat remains free of grey squirrels, greys have begun to spread out of Aberdeen City and across Aberdeenshire, particularly down the river corridors of the Dee and Don. Red squirrels were disappearing from many areas, with further populations currently at risk, the Project aims to prevent the greys from spreading. Light refreshments will be available.